HB News

Pick Your Perfect Pie

We know you like pizza. Last summer during a heat wave, many of you stayed late on the local beaches, called in orders on your cell phones, and had the pizza delivered to your blankets. The change of seasons altered your venue, and possibly your choice of toppings, but it didn’t ...

Hollis Montessori School to host family open house

Hollis Montessori School will host an open house Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1-3 p.m. Families are invited to meet the faculty, tour the school, and learn about programs for students ages 3-15. A special information session for prospective middle school parents and students will be held from ...

Schedule for town public hearings

BROOKLINE – The town will hold the following public hearings: Zoning amendments The Brookline Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Zoning & Land Use Ordinance on Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Brookline Town Hall. If necessary, a second Public ...

How Brookline, Hollis voted in Primary 2012

Mitt Romney won victory in the state’s Primary 2012 on Tuesday, landing him 38 percent of the statewide votes. In second place was Ron Paul with 23 percent, followed by Jon Huntsman at 17 percent. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum tied in third place with 9.7 percent each. Name ...

Learn to help your children learn

SAU 41 Parent Partnership invites you to a workshop on Helpful Homework Hints on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis. Participants will learn how they can become their child’s learning coach rather than the homework police. This workshop includes ...

Squeezebox Stompers to perform in Nashua

NASHUA – Shake off the winter chill with some live, hot and spicy Bourbon Street-like music on Saturday, Jan. 14. You can enjoy lively, danceable, foot-stomping music pulled from folk music traditions, as well as warm a homeless person’s heart with a donation of warm ...

Nashua to present ‘Frankenstein’

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North Titan Drama Club will present an original adaptation of “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” at 7 p.m. Jan. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Jan. 15. “Frankenstein” is an original adaptation written by English teacher and ...

Hollis Woman’s Club offers seminars

The Hollis Woman’s Club will host a free series of investment seminars, given by Shelly Gillis, AAMS, a finance advisor with Edward Jones. The Investment Workshops are open to all and will be held Monday evenings at the Hollis Social Library Community Room from 6:30-8:30 p.m., ...

Liberty House launches Adopt-a-Bill campaign

MANCHESTER – Liberty House Inc. announces the launch of its third annual Adopt-a-Bill campaign. The program is being repeated again this year to help defray or pay utility and other operational household bills incurred by Liberty House, a transitional house for homeless American ...

Take part in Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey

January 2012 marks the 32nd consecutive winter that New Hampshire Audubon has coordinated the state’s Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, and area residents are invited to participate. Part of a national effort, this annual count provides data on the eagle population, as well as an ...

Local woman volunteering in S. America

BOSTON, Mass. – Peace Corps volunteer Catherine Cook, of Brookline, is working with her community in Suriname, a nation in South America, to construct waste facilities for 125 residents of a small village. This project was funded through the Peace Corps Partnership Program, which ...

Crystal Award given to Hollis Committee

The Crystal Award is given annually to recognize exemplary work in the preservation of historic places within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Freedom’s Way Heritage Association is pleased to present the Crystal Award to the Committee for ...

Beaver Brook erects yurt classroom

HOLLIS – As a part of its mission to “encourage conservation of natural resources through education and land stewardship,” Beaver Brook Association welcomes more than 10,000 guests per year to their 2,100-plus acres. More than half of these visitors are ...

Bishop’s fund donates to Opportunity Networks

AMHERST – Opportunity Networks, a nonprofit organization serving residents from the Southern New Hampshire area who live with acquired and developmental disabilities, recently received a $5,000 grant for its “Food Distribution Program” from the Bishop’s ...

Brock exhibits at Hollis library

The Hollis Social Library Art Gallery will present the work of Brookline artist Kristine Brock. The exhibit runs Jan. 7 through Feb. 18. An artist reception takes place Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6-8 p.m., in the Library Meeting Room. Kristine Brock is the owner of Harmony Studio in Brookline, ...

High Mowing awards scholarships

WILTON – The High Mowing Music Fund Scholarship Committee recently awarded five scholarships to High Mowing School students. Recipients of the 2011-12 awards are Zach Adinolfi, class of 2013 of Brookline (Celtic lever harp); Fiona Graham, class of 2013 of Wilton (harp); Christian ...

Helping hands

BROOKLINE – A vital cog in the medical emergency response machine, Brookline Ambulance Service relies on the community for volunteer responders and local support. “We are all volunteer except for two of us during the day – a full-time paramedic and ...

2011: The Year in Photos

Taking a look back at 2011, the towns of Hollis, Brookline and Merrimack saw a sense of increased community spirit, from students raising money to help others to organizations supporting veterans and lending a hand at fundraisers for people suffering from illnesses. Seeing a need to protect ...

Hollis ex-cardiologist elected a director of Cancer Coalition

Dr. David Gilmour, of Hollis, a retired cardiologist and prostate cancer survivor, has been elected a director of the New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition, reports President Steve Ladew of Merrimack. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Gilmour graduated from Davidson College in 1962 and Harvard ...

ChemClub puts school on world map

HOLLIS – Students in Deborah Maloney and Catherine Orzech’s ChemClub put Hollis Brookline High School on the world map – the Global Water Experiment Map. The American Chemical Society ChemClub is a high school chemistry club that provides students with a unique ...